The Standard Life Opening Event: Bloom will take place on Friday 4th August and Saturday 5th August from 10pm until midnight around St Andrew Square.
It is once again being created by 59 Productions who were behind the magnificent Harmonium in 2015 and Deep Time in 2016.
The Edinburgh International Festival was established in 1947 in the aftermath of the Second World War to ‘provide a platform for the flowering of the human spirit’. 70 years later, Edinburgh has bloomed magnificently as the world’s Festival City, and its impact has pollinated cities across the globe, propagating new festivals throughout Europe, America and Asia.
To celebrate this special anniversary, multi award-winning 59 Productions will create an epic outdoor spectacle – transforming St Andrew Square into a magical night garden through light and sound installations and large-scale projection. Stroll around the Square as the buildings burst into life – immersing you in a fast moving world of colour, texture and sound.
The Standard Life Opening Event: Bloom runs from 10pm to midnight on a 20 minute loop, allowing audience members to explore it at their own pace.
Ticket holders can access the event arena from 9pm ahead of the event beginning at 10pm on both evenings. Non-ticket holders are also welcome to attend and will be admitted from 10.30pm on a first come basis. The event will be open access after 10.30pm, each night.
Bloom draws upon the architectural beauty of the new town, Edinburgh’s rich cultural heritage and the technological innovation for which the city is renowned.
You can join the EIF Facebook event.